Alleged HTC One M9 camera samples appear online, look mighty good

Alleged HTC One M9 camera samples appear online, look mighty good
Twitter is a wonderful place. It throws bite-sized, easy-to-digest bits of information at you whenever your brain needs to be stimulated. Like updates on trending topics, inspiring haikus, or random cat pictures. Then there are those times when you check your feed and come across pictures said to be from an upcoming and highly anticipated smartphone – the rumored HTC One M9. And what do you know, that's just what happened to us.

The images below have been posted several days ago on Flickr, and we found them thanks to a tweet suggesting that they were "sample photos from #HTCOneM9". According to the photos' EXIF data, they were taken with an HTC phone model 0PJA10, which is believed to be the model of HTC's upcoming flagship, referred to as the HTC One M9. 

Digging further into the photos' details, we noticed this and that. Some of the images are of lower resolution, roughly 4MP, while others are high-res, 16MP images. If these photos do belong to the One M9, the lower-resolution images might have been shot with the front-facing cam, allegedly a 4MP UltraPixel one, while the higher-resolution ones may be widescreen crops shot with the main camera, which is said to sport a 20MP sensor. 

Whether the photo samples really belong to the HTC One M9 is impossible to confirm as EXIF data can be forged. But in any case, we'll surely know more about the capabilities of the One M9's camera in less than 24 hours as the phone is expected to be announced at HTC's pre-MWC press event.

source: Tommy Zhang (Flickr) via Ashrit Shetty (Twitter)

Related phones

One M9
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2840 mAh(21.7h 3G talk time)



1. Kumar123 unregistered

M9 going to Rock. Go team HTC. It looks like they take care of their phones last remaining issues. In the android world HTC should rule. Too bad they don't have enough money to advertise or don't have enough availability around the world. Nonetheless Wish you luck HTC.

13. DR1977

Posts: 45; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I with HTC luck as well, even though they screwed me over with the piece of junk Thunderbolt. That is when I switched to the SGS2 and never looked back.

22. engineer-1701d unregistered

the 2nd pic is fuzzy not sure how i feel about it i really want htc make me come back to them, but i hate the m8 design

2. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

I know this is staged, but those 3 looked really stupid with their pose.

3. RizwanYaqoob

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

It seems to me all photos were taken with that ULTRA CRAPIXEL camera. HTC = HELP THIS COMPANY!

12. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

CRAP ur A55

18. RizwanYaqoob

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

butthurt much?

4. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

htc m9 will be my next phone and also lg g4

7. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

You must be rich !

5. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

looks good but I have a feeling that M9 will not sell well

8. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

I bet this one will sell much better than the last one m8, even those I found the HTC logo on black bar is screen eater.

24. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Because Samsung is always one step ahead.

6. penguinbelly

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 27, 2014

Doctored and not necessarily in a good way. Objects look so artificial and inauthentic. I don't think it has anything to do with M9.

9. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Now make them waterproof and I will know to what manufacturer upgrade in 2 years. (sent from my shower)

10. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Great quality !

11. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

PA...if im not mistaken all this leaks is from upleaks twitter account. i saw this when i he twit all this photos.,. and hes talking about Sapphire glass on m9's rear cam...

14. jessyi

Posts: 327; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Great quality...perhaps i buy this for the camera...but ill wait until the lg g4 release to make my pick..LG said that the g4 will be about disign and camera so ill wait.never hurry up and purchase.its always good to wait and see what others have to offer

15. SayMobile

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

No way these are coming from a Smartphone , atleast not from an unreleased phone for sure.

21. Muayyad

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Actually, they are. These pictures are good but not perfect.

16. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

think its fake.


Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Too good to be true....

19. DaveElliott

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

I like my Note 4's camera and hope all new flagships kick its ass.

20. toyboyz

Posts: 235; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

You know there's an old saying. The eye's are the window to the world! And if someone has the tech and programs to do it they would take some of these pics and zoom in on the eye's of theses people and then and use some resolution software it would show the real deal. LOL! Just putting it out there ;)

23. newbey123

Posts: 703; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Awesome quality. Best all around android available now that they fixed the camera and upgraded chip, good job HTC.

25. drunkenjay

Posts: 1703; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

pretty sure samsung will have better quality. htc is not known in the camera department. we will see tmr

26. aditya.g0110

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Forget the camera,the girl in black looks sexxyyy

27. GeekMovement unregistered

Camera looks great!

28. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014


29. robertkoa

Posts: 88; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

I hope this is the HTC One 9. Pro Architectural Photos from an Android will be a great tool for me. If I absolutely have to go to a 5.6" tall Device to do it and get great Audio as well- may be the best 2015 choice. HTC has a flush Camera in back and a reasonable sized Battery and kept resolution at 1080 for longer Battery life- good common sense. In 2016 we may have user selectable PPI .

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